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Air casters: 7 reasons to take a fresh look at an existing technology
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Although air caster technology was originally developed in the mid-1950s, recent changes in the industrial landscape are making them a modern means to consider for moving machinery, equipment, product and cargo...........

Like a hovercraft, the load floats on this nearly frictionless layer and can be moved in any direction. Depending on the size of the air caster, it can lift the load up to 3.5 inches. The size and weight of the load will determine the number and size of air casters needed.
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Underneath the craft, whilst on jacks. Again a rare experience, this shows one of the seven hydraulic jack rams raised. .......

The rubber pad onto which the jack ram (rusty) is placed. This is one of the seven landing pads underneath the SRN4 - on landing it didnt sit on the skirt or even have a metal-to-ground contact. Instead it was placed down on these giant rubber biscuits, engineered to be the strongest points of the craft's structure.
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Объект 760
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No joke.

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Hovercraft tank
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History

First successful experiments with hovercraft in the USSR date back to the mid-1930s and are tightly connected with the name of a talented engineer and designer Vladimir Levkov, who substantiated the possibility of hovercraft as far back as in 1925 in his treatise named The vortex theory of the rotor (Russian: Вихревая теория ротора). In 1934 the L-1 hovercraft boat which is sometimes referred to as the first hovercraft boat in the world was designed and built in his laboratory, with the L-5 fast-attack boat soon to follow. It became obvious that there was a great potential in further development of this technology of transportation.
BELOW: There are videos on Youtube of the actual skirt-less hovercraft in operation in the early 1930's - it was fast too.

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So yes John, it's all been done before. And that's no joke.

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This is the craft you can find on Youtube, designed to go over marshlands and shallow waterways.

Советский торпедный катер на воздушной подушке Л-5
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NSU Trapeze Concept (Bertone) (1973)
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This is the GAZ TR Arrow. A 1954 Soviet car with a... - Historical Times
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Naw dad I was being a literalist as always. I have to go to wikipedia to find out what a joke is. Hey maybe the dig was at me. Wouldn't be the first time there was a whoosh overhead. Kach is an alright fella and brings a lot to the table in case ya'll haven't been following. All yous guys are too mean and dont play fair. Leave that over side over there. It's all practice until the olympics.
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Naw dad I was being a literalist as always. ........
Yep, John and I have had discussions over cigars covering such topics as the impracticality of getting a hovercraft made of buoyant foam to submerge like a submarine (on purpose) and other zany topics. This is fun for some people, bringing out the inner child to play as they say.

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NOTE: Video of actual craft in link above.

I'm sure someone laughed when the idea was first proposed...............always one in the crowd.
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Touring Car Series in Asia by IMSP (TCSA)
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Toyota GR Super Sport Concept is the TS050's prettier, friendlier cousin
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Under the curvy bodywork is a chassis and powertrain that Toyota says "is composed of mostly the same main parts" as the company's World Endurance Championship (WEC) hybrid-power TS050 race car. That would also be the same race car that came painfully close to winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans two years ago.

Toyota TS050 - Racecar Engineering

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First look at Toyota's 986-hp GR Super Sport LMP1 car for the road
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The Toyota GR Super Sports Concept's internal combustion engine component of the power unit will be a twin-turbo, direct injection, 2.4 liter V6.(Credit: Toyota Gazoo Racing)
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Rally Mexico: DAY4A clean sweep on the final day for the Yaris WRC
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A tough Rally Mexico for the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team ended on a high with the team winning all three of the stages on the final day.
My wife had a Yaris, it didn't look anything like that.
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2018 WEC TS050 HYBRID
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Kind of hard on the eyes isn't it?

Not a Corvette.

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Aria Concept For A Mid-Engine Corvette Is A Thing Of Beauty
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In case you have no idea what this car is, we’ll start by telling you that it was designed by the Aria Group, a California-based design and fabrication company, as an homage to GM’s late designer, Ed Taylor, also known as Fast Eddy.
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